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I Have Become a Recluse

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    Thanks, Mom!

    My mother has always been a loner. She has a few friends, but hardly any family members. Her mom and brother died when she was young, leaving her with just a dad. My grandfather became a long-haul truck driver when I was about four years old. Ever since then, it's been us kids...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Fading Away From The World

    I just found this site and felt the need to tell my story.   I am about to turn 32 and find myself becoming more and more reclusive.   I have a group of friends I was once pretty close with that I have not hung out with in years.  Every so often I will get a text from them...
    Loner7 Loner7 31-35 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Tired of the Old Hr

    I realize it seems hypocrital to write a story about being lonely and then writing about being a recluse but part of my loneliness stems from being tired of people. Tired of the shallowness, the bitterness, the rage, the frustration, the pettiness, the jealous and all the 101...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    I am 16 years old and not enrolled in school.

    I have spent the past 2 years of my life sleeping, laying around, eating, doing ridiculous things with food and medicine and household products, ************ at least 6 times a week, pretending to harm myself, harming animals, playing a lot of video games, wandering around...
    MalkiTzedek MalkiTzedek 16-17, M Dec 15, 2013

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    A Recluse

    I don't know when or how it started and I don't want to be this way, I think the circle of friends I had were not friends but more of acquaintances, and one by one they hurt me or just seemed to disappear from my life. I've became comfortable being on my own,well kind of, I say...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Why

    It has been a particularly difficult week for me. For some unknown reason my mood had worsened, I am having extremely negative thoughts, I have nobody to tell...and lets be honest who would really care to listen to such a misery. I seem to be carrying some kind of internally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    All Too Often

    In the last several years, I find myself just staying at home alone in my room.  I sometimes wonder why I do it.  Part of me is afraid to have to face the reality that I have lost control of my life again.  Another part is that I just don't want to have others see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2008

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    Recluse In My Old Age

    I've always been a loner. As a child, I had few friends and preferred playing by myself coloring or playing with my dolls. I'm the youngest with 2 older brothers. My mother is still alive at 93 and has always been verbally abusive and just generally mean. My father was the...
    luvmybostons luvmybostons 61-65, F Oct 12, 2013

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    Reclusive Me...

    It seems odd to be sitting here writing about becoming reclusive. I cannot believe it is me or that my life turned out this way. I hold a regular job where I have to interract with people on a daily basis and am happy to do so, but when I come home, I feel fiercely...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23, 2010

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Destined For Reclusive-Ness Ricky

    As a child I was always a loner and shy, my sisters and brothers didn't seem to want much to do with me so I happily played alone and did my own thing, being shy in School was a nightmare! I could barely speak in class and it was all to clear the kids looked at me as an outsider...
    rickylee93221 rickylee93221 46-50 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    The Disappearances Of Dearestlola

    I call this "being under my rock."  Maybe once or twice a year, I go through these very intense episodes of reclusiveness, and it will last for weeks, sometimes months. I go to great lengths to cut myself off from society and to hide from the social circles I'm normally...
    DearestLola DearestLola 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    It's True!

    After my last relationship, I started speaking with my old friends again.  I have found that we either have not much in common (other than a history); and some are really busy with their family work, etc.  I have made a few friends here and there, but rarely speak or...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    I have been a recluse

    for 12 years I work at home and when I do groceries shopping I do it on line and I have no interaction with people and I am fine with this life style I have tried to go out in public but just to find out how many really stupid people are out there. I just don't have the...
    Seaneryan42 Seaneryan42 41-45, M Jan 20

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    I've never liked people much,

    and since my health problems keep me housebound, I don't bother to have relationships anymore. I kind of really love it. In the film Thin Red Line Sean Penn says, "I only feel lonely when I'm around people," and I couldn't agree more.
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 1 Response Jan 10

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    I have become obsessed with some video games. And no not the usual kinds like World of War Craft, shooting type games or candy crush saga, or other games like Minecraft. Not those...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My own depravity is the key instrument in the light that has opened my eyes to the darkness that fills my soul. I'm a shell of the person I was. I don't recognize my reflection...
    Ericjames13 Ericjames13 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 30

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    I wish I believed all that horse about choice and I wish I was brave enough to make one. I wish there was one person here in my world on my side of the line. My only friends are...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    What? O.o I just found this topic
    OmegaSky OmegaSky 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I made too many excuses on why I needed a steady job so I never took the risk that it would've taken. Now it's way too late, but it can stay as a hobby at least.
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M Jul 15

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    My body has swollen up so much it is like a mountain of fat. I can almost imagine climbers climbing up, huge rolls of belly where they would rest, instead of rockfalls there would...
    FatExplodingBelly FatExplodingBelly 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    My firmer girlfriend secretly gave me substances that fattened me up to huge proportions and caused me to develop enormous MOOBS that actually lactated.
    mzone mzone 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey, looking for a girl slave, any age. Must do pictures and videos. Interested please PM me.
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    Since I'm the only person in this category thus far, I suppose I'll explain what this means for me. For as long as I can remember, I have subconsciously assigned personalities to...
    Visola Visola 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hi guys, I'm back and I've got a question. Do any of you lift weights? I am looking for some input. I have been lifting lately and so far the gains have been slow. I have lost a...
    Medic8or Medic8or 22-25 9 hrs ago

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    I suppose I have spent so much time in the past four years trying to unravel the constant web that my mum surround me with, that I have become a narcissist myself. I guess that...
    createababe createababe 31-35 Jul 9

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    It's more I have a problem with cheating thoughts. I am married and have a child on the way. I am so deeply in love with my wife, and even still to this day, being 9 months...
    anonnimus anonnimus 22-25 1 Response Jul 4

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    A little bit of my philosophy... There has been a period during my teenage years where I just couldn't find any meaning to life. I often feel like I still haven't found the...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Let's get things straight. I am a highly educated, attractive, fit, financially stable professional. I am well-read, well-rounded and well-traveled. I just so happen to have become...
    bioprof34 bioprof34 31-35 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm scared of how cynical I have become. I can't look at somebody and not think of every possible way they could hurt me. I have turned even the nicest people that everybody loves...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have become the scapegoat daughter of a narcissistic mother, and I don't know what to do anymore. She has physically harmed me on multiple occasions, and the next morning denies...
    psychfemme psychfemme 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Looking back at my life, I'm very surprised I never made the "mistake" of getting married and/or having kids too early on in life. I call it a mistake because, for me, it would...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I often find myself wondering what if....how would we have been together if we had ever really had the chance.... I always kept these thoughts to myself, afraid of what you'd think...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    My neighbor's 8 year old daughter discovered I have an endless supply of Welches fruit snacks. I have become an uncover supplier of fruit snack gummy bears.... lol I can hear the...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Alright, so I have had a crush on this guy for 2 years. We have become really good friends and he says he cares about me but only as friends. A couple months ago he got a...
    RubyTuesday413 RubyTuesday413 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I have smoke ,consumed alcohol,cut my self and many other things in my life which I regret .most of the things I tried was because of peer pressure and soon i done these things to...
    zai3 zai3 18-21, F Jul 11

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    For the last several weeks I haven't been able to set my mind straight. My mind and my desires keep shifting to the desire to be alone. Not just for a few hours or days, but for...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Jul 14

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    Since I began working out my curves have become more defined and they're beautiful. I've noticed that a lot of men have been staring at my body, but c'mon don't just stare like a...
    Daddysdirtyslave Daddysdirtyslave 18-21, F 110 Responses Jul 15

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    I am 34 year old with a wonderful little family that I am destroying bit by bit due to my severe pmdd. I am a ticking time bomb just waiting to explode every month. I hate...
    marchymoo marchymoo 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I feel as a 30 year old woman I should be more accomplished I did everything right I've always been there for my family as they have been for me but sometimes I feel like I'm doing...
    feelingstuck30 feelingstuck30 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My life has been roller coaster in every sense. Coming from middle class family in India, I was diagnosed for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at 14 yrs which took me 5 months of...
    smilealllife smilealllife 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    Recently my sister came out as a trans to the whole family. This has been very tough on us. I'm not against it, but I am having a hard time calling her a "he". I still cannot see...
    Thundrcrackr Thundrcrackr 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I've a essay due later...and I am afraid that again I find myself agitated by its format. We are being forced to draw 6 goddamned lengthy quotes from incredibly biased articles in...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 9 hrs ago

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    You are everywhere you are! Stop running away from yourself because at the end of the day all you have to come back to is you! :) lo and behold! Who is that staring back at me in...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    That people need to push their comfort zone once in awhile. Seems people are afraid to talk to one another because of an experience(s) they may list. One never knows what might be...
    Titan766 Titan766 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    You plan and dream and think of the perfect day... The day things are supposed to go, well, perfectly. When nothing should be out of place. You wait for that one day you can...
    TheNextSin TheNextSin 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    sometimes when i seclude myself and become an anti social weirdo im afraid even to talk to my bestfriend who is just my neighbor and i see everyday its a good thing she loves me...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
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